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    Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme=Terre D'Hermes?

    Agreed. Enjoy both but completely different.
  2. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - Older Bottle Design

    Yep, we can safely says yours is pre-2009 lol
  3. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - Older Bottle Design

    Mine has the EdT Concentree bit below Chanel. Purchased from Debenhams 2009 iirc.

    Just checked - Batch code says Jan 2009 production.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage edt vs parfum??

    EdT is very nice with reasonable performance for the genre. Parfum is a stunning, but different fragrance with superb performance.
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    Re: Your favourite gourmands

    Aomassai for me


    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. Thread: Ocean fragrances

    by dnc
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    Re: Ocean fragrances

    1805 by Beaufort London. It's a stormy ride, for sure lol

    Think the name has been changed now.
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    Re: NEW: Jimmy Choo Man Intense

    LOL. In this case I must agree though, it is pretty dull.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage - the most generic scent ever made?

    Not by a country mile IMO. I quite like it as a casual, warmer weather scent.

    Some folk on here do not want the Guerlains, Diors etc of this world to produce fragrances with mass appeal lol. As...
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    Re: need ROSE recommendation!

    DSquared - potion royal black

    Parfums Rosine - Rossisimo (sp?)

    The Cartier is good also
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    Re: Benchmark Rose Oud Combo

    33 by Ex Idolo
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    Re: Rania J Range Of Fragrances

    It's an odd one for me, for sure. Cannot really smell it even from the off. Maybe needs a bit of air in the bottle. What little I can smell is nice, though it gets quite powdery later on - that much...
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    Re: Rania J Range Of Fragrances

    LOL I love the orangey cheesieness in OA. How did you find TH strength? It is barely there for me, never known one like it.
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    Re: Rania J Range Of Fragrances

    I have Oud Assam and T Habanero. I do like the former though, based on the reviews, I was expecting a lot more. Once the beautiful cheesieness fades it dies to a boring woody incense as Aphex...
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    Re: Saffron and Oud recommendations

    Gao is the one for me.

    Although there is a plethora of other notes, Nishane's Musiqa Oud is a very nice Oud Saffron
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    Re: GIT fickle friend or acquired taste?

    GIT is a thing of beauty. Go easy on the trigger, it is deceptively potent.
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Just wasn't what I hoped it would be. I am a fan of both tea and oud fragrances so my expectations were high. Fragrance was not appealing to my nose and had poor longevity,
  17. Re: Givenchy Gentleman - current formulation, worth it?

    Current is well worth it IMO and I do have some vtg to compare.
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Tried it recently, was very underwhelmed.............
  19. Thread: Animalic anyone?

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    Re: Animalic anyone?

    Afrika Olifant by Nishane
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    Re: Next amouage purchase

    Both are stunning fragrances. Try both and you will end up getting both :D
  21. Re: smelled a (few) Creed fragrance 4 the first time in my life... is it me or ... ?

    Dihydromyrcenol? esp in GIT.
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    Re: Help me discover the 80's!

    So, which one is you Jack? :evil:
  23. Thread: Rank these 7.....

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    Re: Rank these 7.....

    Bentley for Men Intense 2
    Pure Havane 6
    1740 Marquis de Sade 1
    Dior Homme Intense 4
    Musc Ravageur 5
    M7 vintage 3
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille not tried
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    Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    Dior Homme for me
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    Re: Anyone ever tried this before?

    LOL.

    Sounds like an interesting idea. I like to think I would be able to get the majority correct, certainly of those I use regularly...............
  26. Thread: Dark Oud vs XXV

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    Re: Dark Oud vs XXV

    I concur with OPs assessment. I like DA - a lot - but XXV is other worldly.
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    Re: Nishane - Afrika Olifant

    Agree with Jack above, nothing like the beast you might expect. Very quiet on first wearing so added another spray second time to be able to smell it.

    An ok fragrance but certainly not FBW for me....
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    Re: What temperature do you store your fragrances at?

    I only keep Givenchy Pi at this temperature. Everything else at ambient UK conditions
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    Re: The Dior Homme line, yep!

    I have and love DH (my favourite), DHP and DHI (original). A great line
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    Re: Vintage (?) Bulgari Black

    When was the change in bottle/formulation?

    I have the 'new' bottle with cap and I bought this in 2008/9 IIRC
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Rania J's Oud Assam.
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    Re: Looking for a subtle conifer

    Bottega Veneta pH
  33. Re: Beaufort 1805 - Smoke, Gunpowder, Blood, Brandy, Wood, Sea Spray -- anyone tried this?

    I thought so, too.

    After an initial sampling I found this to be vile. On me, I had v little to no smoke/gunpowder (2 of my favourites) and the the metallic blood/sea water accord was dominant...
  34. Re: Beaufort 1805 - Smoke, Gunpowder, Blood, Brandy, Wood, Sea Spray -- anyone tried this?

    Just ordered samples - sound fantastic!
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    Re: What's your favorite subtle fragrance?

    Bottega Veneta
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    Re: Man in Black or Bentley Intense ?

    MiB is nice but the Bentley outperforms it IMO
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    Re: Unexpected compliment with ESP.

    Not surprised at the compliment, it is a wonderful fragrance IMO.

    6 sprays though :shocked: ................ :thumbsup:
  38. Thread: Waxed Jacket

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    Re: Waxed Jacket

    It's a long time since I tried it (and didn't like it) and my memory may be clouded but I seem to recall CDG 2 Man has a waxy vibe????
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    Re: Anyone else hate fingerprints on your bottles?

    Great thread, made me chuckle!

    FPs don't bother me btw
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    Re: Do you keep any fragrances in the bathroom?

    I don't store any in the bathroom but I agree with what you say absolutely. Cosmetic damage to the label/box is probably as bad as it gets.

    For those that say it will ruin a fragrance do you have...
  41. Thread: Tabarome Millesime

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    Re: Tabarome Millesime

    Love this one!
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Also interested in this, but no sight of it yet. Anyone tried it?
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    Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme

    I have the original and extreme. Whilst I prefer the scent of the original (there are subtle differences to me) the performance sucks, which is addressed in the extreme. B oth are very, very nice.
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    Re: Perfumes close to the actual burning oud wood?

    I think Hednic means if considering the Montale line, the closest is Montale Original Aoud.
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    Re: Modern Masculine? NOT REVIVAL

    +1 Beautiful, subtle fragrance
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    Re: Why was Guerlain Homme L'Eau discontinued?

    Wow, I get very good performance and also like it a lot. From my distant recollection Bulgari Man Extreme is somewhat similar
  47. Re: Would You Buy a Bottle of Creed Vintage Tabarome with tiny flakes floating in it?

    Depends on the volume and how it smells. If it represents a good deal then yes, I would buy.
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Homme is discontinued also and does not have the same sharp freshness. As above try Bulgari Man Extreme or, for a twist with a big lavender hit, code ice.
  49. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    Some of the above can be found in tubereuse criminelle (sp?)
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    Re: Your favorite Givenchy

    Not tried so many, but of those I have then Gentlemen is the best and one of my favourites in general
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Bulgari Man Extreme.

    Something a bit different - Code Ice
  52. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    Al Rehab Silver x 3

    Can't say I prefer it to SMW, but the price differential for a maybe 75% similar fragrance cannot be ignored IMO
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

    Beautiful, beautiful fragrance with v good longevity.
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    Re: Need help to choose ...

    I have both and find both a bit 'plasticy'. PRB is more versatile IMO.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes Parfum or Dior Homme Intense

    If it were a genuine 'you can only have 1', I'd go Hermes (I think!). Both are great and very different, so if you don't have this constraint, buy both.
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    Weak and expensive. There is much, much better available for your money.
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    Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Still a very subtle fragrance; longer lasting than the original but very close to the skin. The pine freshness of the original seems to have been abandoned. Different yet similar to the original....
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    Re: Grapefruit and Woods

    Bulgari Man Extreme
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    I'll have to try it. Just because many people on here don't rate it, doesn't make it bad or controversial. As a business, Guerlain have to move with the times - I like MdM, but I bet they don't shift...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    What's controversial about it?
  61. Re: Trying to pick two out of three: Bvlgari Black, A*Men, and A*Men Pure Leather

    2 bottles of Bulgari Black
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    Guerlain homme l'eau, Armani code ice
  63. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Xerjoff''s Gao would be my recommendation. Seriously dark, seriously saffron.
  64. Re: A new milestone has been met in my Creed journey...

    It's nice, but I have to admit to being a little disappointed with it. Must try again.
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    Re: so big promotion pays off!

    Jubilation, hands down.
  66. Re: Regarding our disappointments with reformulations...

    Same here. Interlude (magnetic) is a fragrance Godzilla
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    XX Irony Alert XX
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    Re: Amouage interlude man with magnetic caps

    I have the magnetic cap. It was a long time ago that I first tried Interlude, but to me there is little difference to my bottle that I can recall. Perhaps it has been tamed but it is still nuclear...
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

    This
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

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    Re: There's a new group in town: Thickheads !!!!

    Do I hear jangling in the distance..........
  72. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    Interlude is my favourite

    Another is TF's Amber Absolute if you can get a bottle
  73. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    I don't claim to be correct here. I accept that my nose may be playing tricks on me, though I don't believe this to be the case. OTOH you seem to be incapable of accepting that other people may have...
  74. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    Double post
  75. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    I'll chip in. I also am a Chemist, though not a flavour fragrance chemist. Alcohols and aldehydes are present in alarge number of perfumes and as tensor has said, they are prone to oxidation. Now the...
  76. Thread: Natural oud scent

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    Re: Natural oud scent

    Zafar by Xerjoff
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    I recently bought a bottle of vintage. All I can say is that the current bottle I have (2-3 years old) is an excellent rendition of the vintage. Very slightly less rich, but much closer than I was...
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    If you like a mundane fragrance then oud wood is your man.
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Black XS. I'm in my 40's
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    This!! I probably have 70 of 75 ml left but wore it last night - heavenly
  81. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance what have I missed?

    Erolfa

    Kenzo pour Homme
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    Although I love the Colonia, Epic Man is about as close as it gets to Masterpiece for me.

    Don't care much for Oud Wood, it is a bit wishy-washy and several leagues below the other two.
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Glad you are happy with your purchases!
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Parfumerie Generale's Coze is a nice coffee-woods combo
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Has to be Encre Noir
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    Thanks for the suggestion guys. I have a few of those mentioned inc Lonestar Memories - I'm really after some more aggressive and less sweet. Think CdG sounds a good option and will have to look at...
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    Smoky, tarry fragrance

    As title really, any recommendations?
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    I find warrior by Boadicea to have long lasting citrus notes.
  89. Thread: Nassamotto Absinth

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    Re: Nassamotto Absinth

    Same for me, unfortunately.
  90. Thread: Way Off Scenter

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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Welcome back Vibert! as others have said your reviews were excellent and I will be glad to have them back as a reference.

    Am I missing something re your 'misdemeanours'? I don't remember seeing...
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Agree, a v nice fragrance. I don't get rose as a major player, which is good.
  92. Re: Help me to choose a clear winner from my finalists..

    Royal oud also. Far from my favourite but miles better than Dia. One of Amouage's worst for me.
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    Re: Bvlgari or Cartier as a new summer scent?

    Haven't tried Declaration L'eau.

    You can't go far wrong with either Bulgari's Aqua or Cartier's Roadster IMO
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    ..............Royal Banquet?
  95. Thread: Custom Made Scents

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    Re: Custom Made Scents

    Chris Bartlett on here - Pell Wall Perfumes - offers a bespoke service.
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    Congratulations to your son Chuck (and also to the rest of the family). What will he be studying?

    Maybe you can experiment with some layering/combos of your existing fragrances.

    Best of luck...
  97. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    +3 for violet
  98. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Roadster for me, but careful with the trigger.
  99. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    This.

    I find OW boring and sans oud.
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    Re: What does Saffron smell like?

    Bang on for me.
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